Mic is seeking a Senior Producer to help manage and scale our digital platforms initiatives. We are looking for someone who has successfully managed a small team of reporters and/or producers. In addition, having high editorial standards, sound news judgement and a keen visual approach are all required for this role. You should be a strong storyteller and journalist who can craft clear, informative mixed-media narratives that combine audio, video, animation, illustration and written narrative. You are obsessed with consuming news on your phone, and know the ins and outs of mobile visual platforms like Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Apple News video.
You’re passionate about storytelling and the power of original reporting and mobile video journalism, and in this role you will work closely with video editors and motion graphics artists pitch, report and produce original video journalism for various platforms. You have a strong and unique editorial vision, are highly collaborative, work well under tight deadlines and the pressures of the daily news cycle and are passionate about Mic’s mission.
- Pitch and evaluate video pitches aligned to Mic’s key coverage areas
- Manage small team of producers focused on news, political and cultural video reporting
- Maintain robust editorial calendar and content plan for platform-specific videos
- Offer clear feedback on storytelling, video editing and motion graphics
- 4+ years of experience in video/digital journalism (or related field)
- Strong management, research and reporting skills
- Extensive knowledge and experience producing stories for Snapchat and Instagram
- Ability to quickly prototype or explain ideas to a wide set of collaborators
- Passionate about news, culture, and current events
- Ability to hit hard deadlines as well as adapt quickly
- Process-oriented, extremely organized
- Highly communicative and strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize assignments
Mic reaches a monthly audience of 50 million with original reporting on the most important issues through diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking. We consider Mic the leading digital news company for society’s changemakers, who most influence and impact the world. We explore, explain and expose.